flies focusing particularly on fly tying on Needle
Tubes, ultra slim stainless steel tube fly tubes
developed for salmon, steelhead and sea trout fly
The origins of the
tube fly are unclear. It is said that a type of tube fly
"dressed on a hollow quill" was used by native North
Americans fishing for west coast salmon more than a century ago.
Tube flies were in use here in Britain before the
Second World War. Alexander Wanless, an enthusiastic advocate
of what he called thread line fishing.